'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds.

 Timing Conception Might Help Reduce Zika Risk in Affected Areas

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in Zika-affected countries might reduce their risk of infection during pregnancy by timing conception with periods of low mosquito activity, a new study suggests.

 FDA OKs New Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medication

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable drug Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved to treat adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

 Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting U.S. teens out of the driver's seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes, federal health officials said Thursday in a new report.

 Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds.

 Are Unemployed Husbands Fueling Divorce Rates?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to common belief, a new U.S. study suggests that women's growing role in the workforce is not a major factor in divorce. But a husband's ability to keep a full-time job might be.

 Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plus being overweight may be a bad combo when it comes to risks for the two most common types of esophageal cancer, a new report warns.

 'Ppl, I Have Breast Cancer'

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who communicated via social media after a breast cancer diagnosis and received information and/or support about treatment approaches were happier with their ultimate decisions, a new study finds.

 Adlyxin Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, the agency said Thursday in a news release.

 Florida Investigates 2 More Possible Cases of Zika Virus Local Transmission

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Florida health officials are investigating two more unexplained cases of Zika infection, bringing to four the number of cases that don't seem to be related to travel to countries where the virus is circulating.

 What Happens When You're Hypnotized?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skeptics view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an hypnotic state.

 Is It Flu, or Is It Valley Fever?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say.

 Vision Trouble Can Dim Life's Prospects

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests.

 Space Travel May Pose Risks to Heart

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Former Apollo astronauts have up to five times the rate of heart-related deaths that their Earth-bound peers do, a new study shows.

 Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deep brain stimulation appears safe for people with early Alzheimer's disease -- and might even slow down memory loss in some, a preliminary study suggests.

 Health Highlights: July 28, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

 Health Tip: Keep Kitchen Surfaces Clean

(HealthDay News) -- A clean kitchen is a healthy kitchen, so make sure your countertops, cutting boards and other surfaces are clean and bacteria-free.

 Health Tip: Choosing a Pregnancy Pillow

(HealthDay News) -- Sleeping comfortably can be a struggle during pregnancy, especially in the later months. A special pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night's rest.